Midwestern State jumped ahead three spots to No. 12 in the latest American Football Coaches' Association Division II Poll released Monday morning.
The Mustangs matched the best start in school history at 6-0 after thumping Lone Star Conference foe Angelo State 68-20 Saturday night at San Angelo Stadium.
The national ranking is the highest since MSU was 8th in the AFCA poll of Oct. 4, 2010.
Midwestern State is one of 11 teams from NCAA Division II's Super Region 4 to receive mention in the poll which includes five teams from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association, three from the LSC, one from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, one from the Great American Conference and an independent.
The region boasts seven ranked squads including No. 3 Washburn (Kan.), No. 4 Pittsburg State (Kan.), No. 6 Northwest Missouri, No. 9 Abilene Christian (Texas), No. 12 MSU, No. 15 Humboldt State (Calif.) and No. 24 West Texas A&M while Central Missouri, Southwest Baptist (Mo.), East Central (Okla.) and Missouri Western.
Midwestern State plays host to Abilene Christian during Homecoming Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
The Midwestern State Athletic Department announced the 2011 Hall of Honor class Friday afternoon.
The class includes former men's basketball standout Gene McKibben (1952-54), women's athletics pioneer Marion Higgins Anson-Prchal (1971-76), former women's basketball standout Mindy Myers Flowers (1990-94) and former men's tennis star Michael Mills (1999-02).
Ceremonies are set for halftime MSU's Homecoming football game against Abilene Christian Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Freshman Brenna Moore fired an even-par 70 to stand second individually and help place the 14th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs in third as team after one round of the Dallas Baptist University Classic at the Golf Club of Dallas.
Moore, the true freshman from Burkburnett, toured the par 70, 5865-yar circuit with a 34 on the front nine and followed it with a 36 on the backside for an even-par 70.
She is one stroke behind Grand Valley State's Sarah Hoffman who shot a one-under 69 for the lead after the opening round. Texas A&M-Commerce's Chantry McMahan is a stroke back at one-over 71 in third with Tarleton State's Katy Ward in fourth at two-over 72.
Moore's outstanding round was the lead in Midwestern's 300 total for the round to stand just two strokes behind No. 5 Grand Valley State at 298 and one behind No. 6 St. Edward's at 299. MSU stands two strokes better than host No. 28 Dallas Baptist at 303, and five in front of 30th ranked West Texas A&M and NAIA No. 15 Lubbock Christian at 305.
The tournament features nine top 30 teams in the field of 16.
The Mustangs got a great round from Lauren Romines as well. The junior from Callisburg is in the top 20 at the break after a five-over 75 that's good for a tie at 17th.
Kendra Whittley posted a seven-over 77 for MSU, with Taylor Klutts and Lindsay Burkhart adding eight-over 78s.
Making her collegiate debut while playing as an individual, Petrolia's Brittany Smith tallied a six-over 76 for the Mustangs.
The final round is Tuesday.